Duxstad Cabin

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Located in the museum is a two-story cabin. The Duxtad cabin was built around 1840 and stood for 130 years on the Duxstad farm in Manchester Township which originally belonged to Eric Duxstad. The Duxstad family gave it to the museum in 1974 so that it would be preserved for future generations.

This weather-beaten two-story structure has walls a foot thick built of heavy hand-hewn logs which are pinned together with two inch wood pegs. The cracks between the logs are packed with a cement like mixture.

When you look through the door and windows of the cabin, pioneer living comes to life.

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